Just when you thought the ‘late night host’ lineup had actually settled down into place comes news that Craig Ferguson will be saying goodbye to The Late Late Show in December 2014. Ferguson announced during the April 28, 2014 taping of his show he’ll be vacating the hosting job.
Stealing a line from Gwyneth Paltrow, Ferguson made the announcement, saying, “CBS and I are not getting divorced, we are ‘consciously uncoupling,’ but we will still spend holidays together and share custody of the fake horse and robot skeleton, both of whom we love very much.”
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson has won a Peabody Award and earned Ferguson an Emmy nomination.
“During his 10 years as host, Craig has elevated CBS to new creative and competitive heights at 12:30,” said Nina Tassler, Chairman, CBS Entertainment. “He infused the broadcast with tremendous energy, unique comedy, insightful interviews and some of the most heartfelt monologues seen on television.”
Added Tassler, “Craig’s versatile talents as a writer, producer, actor and comedian speak to his great days ahead. While we’ll miss Craig and can’t thank him enough for his contributions to both the show and the Network, we respect his decision to move on, and we look forward to celebrating his final broadcasts during the next eight months.”
Ferguson will be keeping busy post-The Late Late Show with Celebrity Name Game and other TV projects.
-By Rebecca Murray
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